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  • New MEF Video Player Controls (1st Draft – Article to follow…)

    0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Jun 14, 2010 (1 week ago)
    Alan Beasley has published his first draft of producing the Video Player controls that will feature in Michael Washington’s new article.

    ImageThis design is obviously open to reworks, as I’m not sure about the volume control at present. Looks like a Ventilation grill!!! It is possibly all a bit over the top, but this is excise, so some room to go a bit nuts!!! 
    The colour scheme is all tied to a single colour resource for easy editing, although this does presently restrict me from setting different colours for the framework & infill elements.

  • Windows Phone 7 View Model Style Video Player

    0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Jun 02, 2010 (3 weeks ago)
    In this tutorial, Michael Washington and Alan Beasley team up to demonstrate the creation of a Windows Phone 7 video player that uses the View Model Style pattern.

    The View Model Style pattern allows a programmer to create an application that has no UI (user interface). The programmer only creates a ViewModel and a Model. A designer with no programming ability at all, is then able to create the View (UI) in Microsoft Expression Blend 4 (or higher). If you are new to the View Model Style pattern, it is suggested that you read Silverlight View Model: An (Overly) Simplified Explanation for an introduction.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  May 31, 2010 (3 weeks ago)
    Alan Beasley had a problem with showing and hiding a visual element on the Phone touch interface and when he finally found the solution, he decided to share it with you.

    Basically if you have situation where you need to either show or hide a visual element, you need to know what State you are in. As you can’t attach 2 different Triggers (Behaviours) to the same element, & expect to activate/fire them in an alternating manner with the same action (i.e. a mouse click). Blend will only ever fire one & continue to fire the same one. (The closest in the Z order i presume…) And my first thought was, that i needed some code to determine what state I was in. But you don’t!

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  May 10, 2010 (1 month ago)
    Alan Beasley is ready with part 3 of his ListBox styling tutorial in Expression Blend.

    Welcome to my 7th Beginners tutorial for Expression Blend & Silverlight.

    This time we will be looking at Styling the Generated Content of a ListBox via the Additional Templates, & I will do my best to guide you through this.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Apr 22, 2010 (2 months ago)
    Here is part two of Alan Beasley tutorial about ListBox styling in Blend.

    ImageHow to Style the Control Template of a ListBox in a small MVVM application. Discussing multiple Styles, nested Controls, Resource Dictionaries, Similar Control Templates (TreeView), Control Reuse & a few other tips...

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Apr 19, 2010 (2 months ago)
    Alan Beasley has published a few very good posts that you should definitely check out:
    • Building Better Buttons in Expression Blend & Silverlight
    • Arcade Button in Expression Blend & Silverlight
    • Picture Frame Control in Expression Blend & Silverlight
    • The last building buttons article (Part1), in Expression Blend & Silverlight
    • ListBox Styling (Part1-ScrollBars) in Expression Blend & Silverlight

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